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Factory farms create ideal breeding grounds for disease (access required)

The World Health Organization has ratcheted up the threat alert for the Swine Flu epidemic. Along with the avian flu of a decade ago, the Hong Kong flu of 1968, and the Asian flu of 1957, Swine Flu has been traced to animal waste in a factory farm. Its H1N1 type virus is nearly identical to that of the Spanish flu, which killed more than 50 million people during a two-year period in 1918-1919.

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Holdouts are the holdup to state budget fix (access required)

Senate President Bob Burns wisely has chosen to make solving the state's budget deficit job one for the Arizona Legislature. And yet after four months, they still haven't reached an agreement. What's the holdup?The holdup is holdouts. Republicans hold majorities ...

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SRP fights to protect stakeholder water rights (access required)

We appreciate the Arizona Capitol Times for focusing on the complicated legal battle over the future of the Upper Verde River, but what needs to be emphasized is that Salt River Project is in no way attempting to expand the rights of our water shareholders — not in northern Arizona or any part of our water service territory.

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It's time to change labor laws (access required)

Regarding the April 3 editorial in the Arizona Capitol Times headlined "Leave Labor Laws ‘well enough alone'" the author quotes former Sen. George McGovern regarding freedom of expression and freedom from fear that is our ideal and our right. The ...

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